As an avid outdoorsman, you may be disappointed that the summer has come to a close. It means no more rock climbing, hiking and kayaking. Chin up – winter is the time for snowboarding, skiing and taking the kids sledding.

To make sure you’re ready for this change of pace, now is the time to swap out your summertime camping, gardening and sporting equipment for wintertime gear. Don’t wait until too late in the season, or cold temperatures could delay your organization project until spring.

Empty And Sort

Scrutinize the items you currently have stored in the garage. Is there a rhyme or reason to the madness? If you find car care tools mixed in with gardening supplies, and household goods encroaching on the sports equipment section, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and hassle by reorganizing the mess sooner rather than later.

Empty the contents of your garage onto the driveway and make piles, grouping like items together. This way, you can get a feel for how large each category is so you can determine where they should ideally be stored in the garage.

Liquidate Your Belongings

It’s easy to let the garage become cluttered. After all, it’s really just an extension of your home rather than your home itself. Of course, this attitude is what led to the disorganization in the first place.

While you have everything spread out on the driveway, be critical about every item before you resolve to bring it back inside. Create three new piles: one for broken items to throw away, another for unwanted items to donate, and a third for valuable items you no longer need and think you can sell.

Clean The Garage

With all your belongings on the driveway, you have a blank slate to work with. Sweep the floor, including all the nooks and crannies, and wipe down any dusty surfaces.

Install A Garage Organization System

If the storage solutions you currently have aren’t adequate to store all your belongings, a new garage organization system can solve your problem:
• Use overhead garage storage for out-of-season sporting equipment, holiday decorations, spare tires and other bulky, lesser-used items.
• Turn to slat walls to hang in-season sporting equipment, snow shovels, sleds and garden hoses you won’t need until next spring. Hang baskets so you can store cleaning supplies, sidewalk deicer and other equipment.
• Rely on garage cabinets to store items behind closed doors. Lock cabinets with pesticides, fertilizers and coolant so your children and pets can’t accidentally find them.

An organized garage could be just what you need in time for outdoor winter activities. For a free consultation, please contact us today.


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